Hair growing out of blob in the corner of the eye itself???

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Gordon Gilbert

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Mar 4, 2002, 10:07:43 PM3/4/02
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Until I started having some soreness with my left eye in the corner,
I had never even noticed that what looks like little lighter colored
(almost white) eyelashes actually seem to grow out of that red blob
in the inner (near nose) corner of the eye. Lately, I'm starting to
think maybe the soreness I've been experiencing may be coming from
underneath that little blob (it's always been hard to tell exactly
where the soreness is in the corner). I can see several hairs are
growing from underneath that red blob and most of them don't really
stick all the way out past the eyelids like the ones on the top
typically do. I see similar hairs on my other eye, but it doesn't
normally get sore like the left one.

I guess the first question is whether these little hair are normal
and even if so, are they supposed to grow underneath that little
blob too? I've been starting to find hairs grow in strange places
(like off one of my ear lobes or on top of my nose) lately, so I'm
wondering if maybe some of these hairs are newer and potentially
irritating some part of my eye (especially when dry, which is a
reoccuring problem I've been having as well).

Also, how common is it to find mucous in the drain area of the eye?
I know I used to find dry bits in the morning when I'd get up,
etc., but in my left eye at least, it's never dry anymore, always
wet mucous and seems to come from under that little red blob (when I
remove it, sometimes it looks a bit stringy and the other end comes
from underneath there). It usually doesn't take more than an hour
or two and there's more mucous in that corner. That just seems like
an awful lot when the other eye usually has very little, if any in
it (although very lately it's been showing more).

Larry Bickford

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Mar 5, 2002, 11:39:08 AM3/5/02
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In article <3C84367F...@sssnet.com>,
Gordon Gilbert <g...@sssnet.com> wrote:

> Until I started having some soreness with my left eye in the corner,
> I had never even noticed that what looks like little lighter colored
> (almost white) eyelashes actually seem to grow out of that red blob
> in the inner (near nose) corner of the eye.

> I guess the first question is whether these little hair are normal

> and even if so, are they supposed to grow underneath that little
> blob too? I've been starting to find hairs grow in strange places
> (like off one of my ear lobes or on top of my nose) lately,

Ahh. One of the little-discussed aspects of male aging is the stuff
about hair growing in places we either haven't noticed it or where we
don't need it. And then there's the loss of it in places where we DO
want it. Oh well............ ;-)

But to answer your query: hair in the nasal carunkle----the corner of
your eye where the conjunctiva linings meet---is not at all uncommon.
And yes, sometimes those little hairs get longer, or stiffer, or point
to a place that causes irritation. Sometimes they fall out and
sometimes they have to be removed. And yes, that irritation can cause
increased mucous production, redness, swelling and generally be annoying.

See your eye doc if it bothers you.

--Larry

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Larry Bickford, O.D.
Family Practice Eye & Vision Care
The EyecareConnection
http://www.eyecarecontacts.com

Gordon Gilbert

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Mar 6, 2002, 12:17:47 AM3/6/02
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Larry Bickford wrote:

> In article <3C84367F...@sssnet.com>,
> Gordon Gilbert <g...@sssnet.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Until I started having some soreness with my left eye in the corner,
>>I had never even noticed that what looks like little lighter colored
>>(almost white) eyelashes actually seem to grow out of that red blob
>>in the inner (near nose) corner of the eye.
>>
>
>>I guess the first question is whether these little hair are normal
>>and even if so, are they supposed to grow underneath that little
>>blob too? I've been starting to find hairs grow in strange places
>>(like off one of my ear lobes or on top of my nose) lately,
>>
>

> But to answer your query: hair in the nasal carunkle----the corner of
> your eye where the conjunctiva linings meet---is not at all uncommon.
> And yes, sometimes those little hairs get longer, or stiffer, or point
> to a place that causes irritation. Sometimes they fall out and
> sometimes they have to be removed. And yes, that irritation can cause
> increased mucous production, redness, swelling and generally be annoying.
>
> See your eye doc if it bothers you.
>


Well, I'm not sure if that's the problem or not, but it sure seems
like that's where the irriation is occuring, near that carunkle
thingy and possibly the eyelid that sits right underneath it. It
feels overly sensitive right there even though there is no real
signs of redness. It's almost like a nerve irritation or something
to that effect.

I have been to the eye doctor (5 of them to be exact, all
opthamologists) and they all tell me can find nothing wrong with my
eyes and basically like to shove a bottle of artificial teardrops in
my hand and wave me out the door again. I even saw an ear, nose,
throat doctor and had a CT scan to make sure it wasn't my sinuses
causing the problems. Nope. It came back clear. That only leaves
me looking at excess mucuous in the corner of my left eye and
wondering if those little hairs have anything to do with it
(admittedly I never noticed them one way or the other until I
started looking closely at my eyes).

There's also a little clear bubble on the side of the eye in the
corner there, but it seems soft and one attempt by a doctor to drain
it failed (it just healed over and filled back up). But it's tiny
and I tend to think the irritation is coming more from "under" that
blob in the corner as opposed to above it (where the little bubble
sits on my eye). Plus my right eye has two of those and it doesn't
have that problem, but then it seems to have hairs growing in the
corner as well and they don't seem to hurt so.... Mystery problems
*really* suck when they're causing pain. It's not just, "Oh, that's
interesting. Don't worry about it" (although the doctors often tell
me something similar). It's more like this has been bothering me
for over 8 months now and I need some answers. Well, throw in the
regular doctor visits, immediate care visits and I've probably been
told by a dozen doctors they have NO CLUE what's wrong with the
corner of my eye. So, if a dozen trained professionals can't figure
it out, how am I supposed to? That's ok. I guess I can suffer it
out. What, I might only live another 40-60 years or so. No problem. :(

I'm wondering if there's a nerve problem in that vicinity at this
point. I'm getting the feeling opthamologists aren't going to be
any help with this matter. Maybe a neurologist or dermatologist
would be of more help?


nicole...@gmail.com

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Oct 25, 2017, 8:45:12 PM10/25/17
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Pluck the little stiff white hairs coming out of that spot with a tweezers very carefully and you will feel better when the existing irritation heals. I've had to do the exact same thing twice in the last 6 years. Do not let the tweezers touch your eye or anything other than the hair. I was scared the first time, but I had to try something. It felt like that stiff hair was poking my lid or poking something back inside of that bump whatever it's called. Last time I had to do this was recent and there were two hairs. I have severe dry eye as well.

csk...@gmail.com

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Apr 8, 2018, 9:02:47 PM4/8/18
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I started some reoccurring light itching at the corner of my eyes around age 16 that came and went, my left eye being more a problem. It slowly became more of a problem throughout a few years as I started eating more organic and taking vitamins(made hair grow) and yes my eyes were developing more mucus around these itchy times. One day I told my now husbands Aunt about it when I was 19. She told me to look for hairs growing in the corner of my eyes and they are hard to see. She has been plucking hers for 30+ years out of her eyes! Well, turns out I had about 4+ hairs in each near nose eye corners! I freaked out but glad she told me. I have been plucking once every few months or when I start noticing I'm fidgeting or wiping my eye allot and then I'm great once there out! I'm going on 24 years old and want to look into a professional removing these hairs cus I'm a health nut and that makes my hair grow quicker. ALSO it is important to sterilize your tweezers in alcohol, or on the go i will sometimes just burn the tip with a lighter. Try to pull out the WHOLE hair duct or seed end out(instead of breaking of f hairs) it will buy you more time between plucking

popov...@gmail.com

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May 20, 2018, 7:44:20 PM5/20/18
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It is such a relief to read about this here. Everyone around me thinks I am crazy as no one sees anything (including 2 ophthalmologists) but I can clearly see two tiny hairs popping out of my eye in that same corner!. This is such an odd thing! I am 29 and started having an irritated left eye about 6 months ago! Anyways, thank you for sharing!

tntpo...@gmail.com

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Jun 6, 2018, 11:09:13 AM6/6/18
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I want to thank you so very much for posting this question and thank you so much for all who have answered.

I have been having problems with my left eye now for nearly a year with the stringy mucus and irritation that felt like something was sticking in my eye and while i slept it woke me feeling like the surface of my eye was peeling off. I would look directly into my eyeball with a flashlight and could never see anything. I don't have insurance or money on hand to go to the doctor and I have been getting worried because this happens seemingly once a week now. Well last night I guess the lighting from the flashlight hit the right glow onto the little hairs growing from caruncle and here I am looking for answers and came across this searching on Google. I know this post is old but none the less, Thank you for the tips i will get right on it lol ♥

kmstr...@gmail.com

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Mar 28, 2019, 10:54:28 AM3/28/19
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Wow! I just discovered this myself after four years of irritation and mucus in my right eye! Eye doctor said it was from touching the corner of my eye, getting the mucus out creating more mucus. Not! Plucked some lashes out and no more irritation and eye watering! I shall keep those lashes at bay!
Plus he said dry eye was also causing the watering. But left eye is fine.

jmb...@sbcglobal.net

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Mar 29, 2019, 1:25:02 PM3/29/19
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I’ve had this problem for many years. I simply use clean tweezers with a lighted magnified mirror and carefully pluck out the hairs, which has become more frequent as I’ve gotten older. I also have eye allergies that contribute to mucus collecting in the eye corner by the tear ducts, that’s usually present when I waken. I use a clean Kleenex or damp washcloth to remove the mucus and some days have to do this more than once during the day. Certain times of year it is worse than others. I also use Similisan Eye Drops frequently.

dolore...@gmail.com

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Apr 13, 2019, 1:37:25 AM4/13/19
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I use wax (ZIP available in hard blocks you can separate and melt) that is not applied hot but just warm enough to be pliable and surround the hairs before hardening enough to "rip" it away. It is amazing to take a magnifying glass and see the tuft of hair attached to the hardened piece of wax that was removed that you can't see with the naked eye.

ann.ba...@gmail.com

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Aug 7, 2020, 6:42:29 PM8/7/20
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I have it too. More so as I age. I try to just pluck them. I say try because mine are so fine it's difficult to get a hold of them. This is a common dog issue so you can find more info if you look it up for dogs.
As for the gunk. Look up clogged tear ducts and treat for that. They are very painful and best to get that sorted out now before it gets really bad.
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